Vertical Oasis: 8 Climbing Plants Ideal For Indian Balconies & Gardens

Last updated on August 21st, 2023

Very few people have the luxury of a garden or an amazing landscape. Most of us have to settle with the space we have, be it the minuscule balcony or the window sill. While going horizontal with your garden isn’t an option, the sky is the limit when you go vertical. Well, almost.

Yes, we are talking about creepers for your nook of heaven. Creepers don’t need a nudge. They love to crawl along walls and trellises, so all you have to do is plant them. What are your options? Let’s find out.

1. Ivy

These utterly charming creepers grow rapidly and flower in season, making them perfect for your little balcony. However, they need the support of a trellis or metal grill to soar upward. Whether they are in flower or not, the five leaflets are gorgeous in any setting.


  • They shy away from direct sunlight, so pick a shady area on your balcony.

  • Too much watering will cause root rot. Also, make sure there is enough drainage in your pots.

2. Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea is one of the most popular vines because of its vibrant foliage. These vines are very easy to cultivate and don’t need much care. It may surprise you to know that the flower is a leaf too. And the little white pips inside are the flowers. If you want a splash of color on your balcony, this is it.


  • Direct sunlight is preferred for this plant.

  • Water regularly in its growth stage.

  • Follow up with occasional deep watering.

3. Passiflora

It is hard to beat Mother Nature when it comes to art. The passiflora flowers are a vivid example of the complexity of creation. These vines need direct sunlight. However, on very hot days, a bit of shade is ideal.


  • After the initial deep watering, water them a couple of times a week.

  • To protect them from harsh sunlight, you can try bamboo blinds on your balcony.

4. Jasmine

The jasmine vine is a favorite due to its heady scent. The abundance of white flowers adds appeal to the decor and is great for your balcony trellis.


  • This hardy vine tolerates cold easily. It likes to be watered, but you can go easy.

  • Make sure the soil is well-drained. It thrives in fully or partially sunny areas.

5. Morning glory flowers

The morning glory, or blue dawn, is an evergreen vine with deep blue flowers shaped like trumpets. The vines are slender and grow best on supporting frames. It flowers in summer, autumn, and late spring.


  • It needs full sunlight and well-drained soil to flourish. After it reaches maturity, you can water the plant regularly.

  • Due to its slender stems, it will need shelter during storms, so make arrangements for an awning or bamboo roller blinds on your balcony

6. Sweet potato vine

It seems hard to believe, but the sweet potato vine is related to the morning glory. The growth of the foliage is lush, and the lovely dark green leaves add spice to the decor. The flowers are a beautiful white with hints of purple. The roots are bulbous and edible; they are popularly known as sweet potatoes.


  • Water moderately throughout the year.

  • It loves a bit of sunlight and thrives on well-drained soil.

7. Bleeding heart vine

For oodles of appeal, the heart vine is a safe bet. This vine has thick green foliage and bicolored blooms. The gorgeous flowers bloom in the summer season. A metal frame or trellis will be ideal for the foliage to spread its vines.


  • Water the plant regularly.

  • Give it plenty of sunlight.

8. Rangoon Creeper

This tropical flowering vine produces clusters of long and tubular flowers in pink and white. As it emits a lovely fragrance, it is much sought after for balconies. Also known as madhumalati, these vines are not difficult to maintain.


  • It needs around 6 hours of direct sunlight to thrive.

  • Water regularly.

Our thoughts

Vines don’t need much space and are easy to grow. The lush creepers on your balcony wall will amp up the look of your space. Pair with potted plants and some garden furniture. A cup of coffee is the ideal companion as you enjoy the rain lashing the cityscape. For tips on balcony decor and plants, you know where to look. That’s where the action is.